Jurgen Klopp believes that exempting fully vaccinated Premier League players from quarantine after traveling to red list countries is not the solution. The Government and health authorities have enabled players to travel for international matches as well as play for their club when they are back. The Government has taken the step after they were assured that players would stay in bio-secure bubbles while playing for their country.
“We have worked closely with the UK government, Football Association, and Premier League to find a reasonable solution, in the interests of everyone, and we believe this is a much more desirable solution to the situation that players faced in September,” FIFA said in a statement. “We encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and endorse the World Health Organization’s position: safe, fair, and equitable access is critical in all countries. Players should not receive priority access to vaccines.”
“10 days’ quarantine, allowed to play the games, to go work, not allowed to live at home, but don’t have to live in a hotel chosen by any authorities. Food has to be delivered in front of your room door, you’re not allowed any visitors.” Jurgen Klopp said after Premier League players were exempted from quarantine. “If that’s the solution I don’t know where it’s coming from. In our case, we talk about the Brazilian players (Fabinho and Alisson), Kostas Tsimikas, and Sadio Mane. It would mean they go for 10-12 days with their national teams and then go another 10 days away from their families in quarantine. That’s 22 days.”
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